This exhibition focuses on the extensive Japanese textile
collection of Catherine Cerny spanning over 40 years of her
travels, cultural exploration and technical study. The exhibition
will show a rich tradition of design-making and exemplify unique
techniques that continue to inform contemporary textile/fashion
design and education. The exhibition design will evoke the
vibrancy and bustle of a traditional Japanese market where many
of the objects were originally purchased.
UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife
Birgitta Olsen, from Denmark and Sweden, settled in Davis,
California in the early 1960s. They brought with them a deep
understanding of Scandinavian design tradition and an egalitarian
ethos that design should truly be beneficial to all. Helge
designed playgrounds for children with disabilities and furniture
for the elderly; Birgitta’s weavings and tapestries adorn many
public spaces in Davis.
“Grad-itude” is the 2019 undergraduate senior showcase, an annual
juried student competition highlighting the breadth, talent, and
diversity of the Department of Design, as shown through the
outstanding course work produced over the past year.